Exclude Atewa Forest from intended bauxite mining  now -Concern Citizens of Atewa tell government

 A group calling itself Concern Citizens of Atewa Landscape  has called on the Government of Ghana to exclude  Atewa Forest Reserve from its intended integrated Bauxite industry development.   According to the group, besides Densu,Birim and Ayensu rivers taking their sources from the forest , Atewa Forest provides estimated current…

Ghana moves to reduce carbon emission

  Ghana has adopted re-afforestation as one of the main activities for the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to reduce carbon emissions. To this end, a number of young people are being engaged by government to grow trees in most parts of the country, Mr Peter Abum Sarkodie, Executive Director of…

Second hand Vehicles to be banned as Ghana moves to implement vehicle fuel economy standards

Ghana’s  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in collaboration with the UN Environment and other partner agencies, and Ministries of Transport, and Energy, and the Drivers and Vehicle Licensing Authority have succesfuly undertaken an inventory on the vehicular fleet and inspection evolutions in Ghana from 2005 to 2016 as part of steps to…

Government needs US$400 million to clean Ankobra River
  The government has estimated US$400 million as the amount needed to dredge and clean the heavy mercury content in the Ankobra River in the Western Region due to the activities of illegal small-scale mining. This followed the assessment of the turbidity level of the River by a private... Read more
Electronic waste reaches record high of 45 million tons
Only 20 percent of electronic waste was recycled in 2016, despite 67 nations having e-waste legislation. Electronic waste is expected to reach 52.2 million tons in 2021. Electronic waste rose to a record 45 million tons worldwide in 2016, a United Nations-backed study showed on Wednesday. The weight of... Read more
World Bank gives US$5.5 million in support of forest project
  Ghana’s effort at rolling back the increasing deforestation and forest degradation has received a huge boost with the launch of a five-year project targeting forest-rich communities in two regions – Western and Brong-Ahafo. The US$5.5 million project funded by the World Bank would be piloted in 51 communities... Read more
Climate Change to Affect 10 Million Americans by 2075, CBO Warns
By Christopher Flavelle Mobile homes in a flooded neighborhood in Bonita Springs, Florida, on Sept. 12, 2017. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg Ten million Americans will be “substantially affected” by climate change by 2075, causing government disaster spending to jump, the Congressional Budget Office projected Thursday. But, instead of trying to cut... Read more
Implementation of anti-galamsey plan to cost $150 million
Government’s proposed solution to ending the illegal mining menace also known as galamsey in the country will cost about $150 million. This was captured in the much hyped Multilateral Mining Integrated Project (MMIP) document put together by the governing New Patriotic Party in its anti-galamsey efforts. In the 66-page... Read more
Water shortages kill twelve million people annually
  Findings by the United Nation’s (UN’s) Convention to Combat Desertification indicates that twelve million people die annually due to water shortages or contaminated drinking water. The findings also revealed that the world’s drinking water supplies have fallen by almost two thirds since 1950 while desertification is threatening the... Read more
Groups demand the over GHC100 million accrued from environmental tax
    The Ghana Plastic Manufacturers Association and the Environmental Service Providers Association have asked the government to release the over GHC100 million accrued under the Environmental Excise Tax since it was established in 2013. “One and a half years ago, our enquiries at the Ghana Revenue Authority and... Read more
Predator Bloodbath: ‘Secretive’ Federal Agency Wildlife Services Kills 1.6 Million Native Animals in 2016
(EnviroNews Nature) — Wildlife Services (WS), a little-known wildlife-killing program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), killed 2,744,010 animals in 2016, 1,594,595 of which were native to the U.S. The agency shared this death toll in its annual program data report... Read more